Etymology
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force-feed (v.)

by 1905 in animal husbandry, from force (n.) + feed (v.). Related: Force-fed; force-feeding. Force-feeding (n.) is from 1900.

updated on October 10, 2017

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Definitions of force-feed from WordNet

force-feed (v.)
feed someone who will not or cannot eat;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.